40th Birthday Trip

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Since I am turning 40, I planned on going out of town or out of the country. But since my sister told us she’s coming home for the holiday, nag-out of town na lang ako and I went 13 days before my birthday.

I booked my flight a month before, and booked my hotel days before haha ayaw kase ako payagan ni BigBear. But I went still. I just didnt tell him na umalis ako. Sakto, di kame ok. Not naman magka-away, but he’s too busy para makausap ako.

So, I booked at Henann Crystal Sands, excited ako kase they just opened on September. Wala na available na may pool access so nag Premier room lang ako. Nag-avail din ako ng transfer para wala nako problema.

My flight was at 6ish am on December 11 via Cebu Pacific. Kinabahan pa ako sa airport, kase super daming tao. Buti na lang naka web check in ako, and narinig ko yun announcement para sa baggage check in para sa flight ko. Haha akala ko hindi ako aabot.

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ARRIVAL.
Arrived Caticlan 7am, looked for my sundo. Hihi katapat lang pala ng gate yun lounge ng Henann.

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Waited for others and the van. Then sa lounge ulet ng port.

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Transferred to the boat na and iba ibang vans na kame pagdating ng Boracay. Different Henann Resorts kame, but yun isang family kasama ko sa Crystal Sands.

HENANN CRYSTAL SANDS.
I checked in na but room’s not available yet since ang aga pa. And then I realized, I only have 400 bucks on my wallet. Hahaha putcha. Ang arte arte ko, nag-Caticlan ako, availed transfer, booked to Henann, then nakarating ako ng Boracay ng 400 ang pera ko. Poor! hahaha bad vibes pa, offline ang mga BPI ATM’s. Waaaah
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I went to Starbucks for breakfast na lang buti pwede EPS. Stayed there til receptionist called me to tell me na available na room ko, Yey!
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Room’s much nicer than Henann Prime. Mas maliwanag and much bigger. I had Premier room din sa Prime eh. But the bathroom, looks almost the same.

So I just stayed in my room for couple of hours, kailangan ko i-enjoy kwarto ko. But lumabas din ako to buy water. And had late lunch din. Napabili pa ako ng Havaianas coz ang saket sa paa nung Kate Spade flip flops na binigay ni mommy hahaha


Had lunch at Sapphire Restaurant in Henann. Tinamad nako maghanap sa iba. Hahaha na-doble pa yun food ko, di ako naintindihan nung waitress, but ok lang. I saved it for later na lang. Alam ko naman gugutumin pako.

PUBCRAWL.
Went back to my room, maulan. I dont know what to do, knowing myself, di ako makalabas coz tinatamad ako at alam na, wala kase ako kasama hahaha then a friend of mine commented on my IG post, mag-Pubcrawl daw ako. Pub what? Hahaha so sila pala yung mga nakikita namin minsan na group na mga naka-yellow shirt. I checked the reviews, and hmm ok sya for solo travelers. Nag-message ako sa kanila, nag inquire then bam, I’m joining. Ms. Jed told me to go na lang sa Exit Bar. Sir ako ng sir, babae pala sya. Hahaha I almost didnt go kase late na and nahihiya nga ako. Pero ayun Jed called me when I asked san yon kase naligaw nako. Pumunta na nga lang ako, I looked for her, then I registered. She gave me a shirt, shot glass and a baller.

Then this guy, Em introduced himself and made chika. Pinagsama sama nila kame nung iba, which became my friends na rin. Isa pa, mas chinika ko sila when I heard na taga Pangasinan si Jane. She looked like Devie (yun cousin nila Valerie) hihi

Kachikahan namin these 2 captains, Em and Stefan. They asked if first time ko ba, I said in Boracay no, mag-PubCrawl yes. Who I’m with daw, kelan pa ako and til when, how old am I. Sabi ko I just arrived nung morning, til wednesday, I’m alone and turning 40. Eh sabay sabay sila nagulat, sabi ko yup turning 40 ako in few days. Eh baket daw ako nasa Boracay alone, soul searching daw ba, or broken hearted. HAHAHA sabi ko, I’m celebrating my birthday soon, and since I’m turning 40 I decided sa Boracay gawin.


Took our first shot at Exit Bar, chikahan with others. Couple of mins later, we transferred to the second bar, I think Plagia is the name. Nag-karaoke kame. Hahaha. This Em kept on making pilit kumanta ako. Hinila nya ako in front and gave me the mic. Waaah

Third bar was Epic, and damn it I spilled mudslide on my Kate Spade. Hindi pa rin ako kinakalimutan i-check ni Em, but my captain is Stefan, take note. Hahaha I guess he’s just being nice, coz sabi sa reviews di daw talaga pababayaan ng mga captains ang mga participants.

Moved to our fourth, it’s a clubbbbb!!! There’s a club in Boracay! Woohoo! It’s called Galaxy Club, kinda nice, it’s big. Kaso, they play house of EDM or I dont know hahaha again, si Captain Em, hinila ako in front. I was dancing with Jane and the gang but hinila nya ako mag-isa to dance sa harap. Waaaah later on nung medyo busy sya, I went to the ladies. And I kinda heard my name being called by the dj. Deadma ako coz I’m really not sure, at baket naman ako tatawagin, right? But when I stepped out ng ladies, there’s Em, saying “Where have you been? We’ve been looking for you” sabay hila sa arm ko at dinala ako sa dance floor. Then, dj asked again “Where is Cher?”, tinuro ako ni Em and I raised my hand. Okay, they sang Happy Birthday. Hahahaha nakakahiya.

Last bar was Club Paraw, here medyo gulo gulo na. Hahaha kanya kanya na. Once again, hinila ako ni Em, may happy birthday na naman sila and a slice of cake. Sweet!!! Tho, 2 na kame kinantahan nila and nag-share sa pag blow ng candle and sa cake. I just had a bite, I left after, nahihiya ako eh.

Ganon na lang, may sulatan sa mga shirts namin. Then Em sat beside me, asked ano gagawin ko kinabukasan. They’re having their christmas party daw. Di mo malaman kung sinasabi lang or nag-aaya eh. Hahaha

Jane, Allen and Martin left na, nagpaiwan na ako. Feeling ko kase gusto na makipaglandian nitong Em na to eh. But I was wrong. LOL

Sabay sabay lang kame umalis ng Paraw, then hiwalay na kame sa may office nila and I walked to my hotel na, Stefan asked me pa if gusto ko pa ba samahan nya ako, sabi ko no na, malapit naman na.

That evening, aba tumawag ang BigBear, but we didnt talk long naman. 😦

SECOND DAY.
Woke up kinda early, I checked my phone pero Constancio didnt call na ulet, kainis. Sabi tatawag ulet eh. Nag phone lang muna ako, then I got up and went downstairs to have breakfast. Hmmm mas ok food nila kesa sa Prime.

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Good Morning!

Love the french toast.

I went out for a walk. I want to swim, but weather is not cooperating.

 


So again, just stayed in my room, decided to have a hot bath. Puro istorbo naman, coz the front desk called to confirm my transfer the next day. Then Allen keep texting me and nag-aaya mag-dinner. Kaya ayun, nag-ready ako to meet them, kaso di naman pala kakain si Jane, so its just me, Allen and Martin. Martin just had his tattoo. Tapos we had dinner at Mang Inasal, kalain mo sa Boracay pa ako nakapag Mang Inasal. Hahaha plan ko sana to have steak for dinner coz its my last night and birthday ko nga diba, but sumama na lang din ako sa kanila. Super tired daw sila from the days activities. Kaya di na nila kaya lumabas. Went back to my room na lang, then Jane messaged me naman, haha nagpapasama magpa-henna. Tapos sumunod na rin si Allen, nag-one round lang kame at Bombom’s. and hiwa-hiwalay na.

Stayed in my room, watched tv. Muni muni.

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And wala na paramdam na naman ang Constancio. Kainis no?!

LAST DAY.
Woke up in time for breakfast. Pinilit ko na rin bumangon coz check out time is 12nn. My flight is at 7:50pm, my transfer is 4ish pm. Waah san ako pupunta? Hahaha

Went outside the resort, gusto ko sana maglakad but, kulang na oras haha.

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While waiting mag-check out, Em commented on my post in IG na kung aalis na ba ako, I said yes but evening pa flight ko. He told me he’ll be at Tom N Toms at 2:30, confused me, I asked if mag-meet kame, he said yes. Ayun, when I checked out, naulan. And almost 2:30 na, sinugod ko na ang I went to Tom N Toms, hehe excited naman daw ako to meet him.

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Cafe Mocha

Nagkwentuhan lang kame, about his ex-fiance, about BigBear. About his nationality haha about his work, about my work. Etc.

Almost 5 na but the ulan still lakas. But I said bye na rin coz kailangan ko na umalis, kahiya sa resort. Sabi nya cancelled na raw flight ko, kase may bagyo, tulungan na lang daw nya ako humanap murang tutuluyan. Haha ang kulit. I left pa rin, hatid daw nya ako, but sabi ko ok na ako tutal working din sya eh.

Went back sa resort, aba kala mo wala akong sked ng transfer hahaha di ako hinahanap ah. But ayun, nagsabi nako then the van came na. And we left. I just messaged Em na I left na.

In fairness, on time naman flight ko and got home safe. I enjoyed my vacation. First time talaga to na mag-isa ako, coz yun first time ko nag Bora mag-isa in 2007, andon si Yen and nagkita rin kame. Then first time ko yung mag-attend ng ganong party ng mag-isa. Walang kakilala then umuwi akong may mga bagong kaibigan.

 

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